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Apollo 11 Mission image - Astronaut Edwin Aldrin poses beside the U.S. flag that has been placed on the moon

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Apollo 11 Mission image - Astronaut Edwin Aldrin poses beside the U.S. flag that has been placed on the moon

by NASA

Published July 21, 1969


Astronaut Edwin E. Aldrin,Lunar Module LM pilot, poses for a photo beside the U.S. flag that has been placed on the moon. The LM is visible in the left field of view. Numerous footprints and the cable of the surface television camera are visible on the lunar surface in the foreground. Image taken at Tranquility Base during the Apollo 11 Mission. Original film magazine was labeled S. Film Type: Ektachrome EF SO168 color film on a 2.7-mil Estar polyester base taken with a 60mm lens. Sun angle is Medium. Tilt direction is South S.


Identifier AS11-40-5874
Date 1969-07-21
Filename AS11-40-5874.tif
Said AS11-40-5874
Table CAT_METADATA
Year 1969
Creator NASA
Mediatype image
Rights Public Domain
Publicdate 2010-07-16 22:47:03
Addeddate 2010-07-16 22:47:03
Backup_location ia903605_31

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Reviewer: Damn Yankee - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - September 20, 2010
Subject: re: Flag's shadow (it's there)
sathish297, if you look closely at the photo (did you do that?) you can see the shadow of the flag pole beginning to the right of Aldrin's legs. The shadow extends out of frame to the right. The shadow of the flag itself is out of frame. You can see that the base of the flag pole is obscured by a mound of soil so that's why you don't see the shadow joining the pole. Compare with photo AS11-40-5905.
Reviewer: sathish297 - favorite - August 22, 2010
Subject: Flag's shadow
is missing. Can someone please explain under what rule in physics could the shadow of an object go completely missing assuming there is atleast one light source.
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